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pulling on the picture
to fit you in the frame
where i'm alone
when you first got on my tongue
i didn't know
i was looking for so long
until the light burned out
didn't know the sun was out
in the light i'd rather be walking now
take me where i'm going

letting go is giving thanks
weakness is protecting strengths
my offer is for breaking or for burning
but when you light the match for me
and show me something i can't see
the lock begins to laugh into its turning

struggling to make some sense
blacking out the evidence
i push back on what i feel expanding
but when i need a place to stand
you offer me an open hand
and teach me
heaven's in the landing


from The Truth is​.​.​. I Don't Know, released September 16, 2016



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David Waingarten Portland, Oregon

David plays music to keep himself company. He digs records that sound like they were recorded in bedrooms and basements, and is inspired by the raw intimacy and honesty of Paul Simon, Elliot Smith, Blaze Foley and Gillian Welch. His songs are about healing, living in your car, longing to be found, gratitude, riding subways, finding silence, and stumbling along your path. ... more

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